News From UML 9-24-07

09/25/2007


This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.” Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Click on the following links to learn more about what’s in this issue:
 
The Concussion Crisis in Football
Dana McLean Greeley Endowment Celebration
9/11 Remembrance
Chancellor Meehan Speaks at Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council
Chinese Moon Festival
Higher Education in New England: 21st Century Challenges
Honors Fellows Fund-raiser
Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature

The Concussion Crisis in Football

When: Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Where: O’Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What:  A panel discussion will explore the concussion crisis in football. Panelists include Chris Nowinski, former Harvard football player, WWE wrestler and author of “Head Games” (2006); Dr. Robert Cantu, chief of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of the Neurological Sports Injury Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital; Ted Johnson, former New England Patriots’ linebacker; and Peter Wotton, president of the New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Dana McLean Greeley Endowment Celebration

When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Alumni Hall, One University Ave., UML North, Lowell
What:  Chancellor Marty Meehan will host a luncheon announcing the establishment of the Dana McLean Greeley Endowment for Peace Studies.  For more than 15 years, UML’s Peace and Conflict Studies Institute (PACSI) has been hosting forums to educate the campus and the community about issues of peace and conflict resolution.  This major grant from the Greeley Foundation for Peace and Justice in Concord, MA will be used to create an endowment that will bring a visiting peace scholar to the campus and region each year.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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9/11 Remembrance

When: Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30-2:50 p.m.
Where: O’Leary Library 222, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What: UML takes a day to remember 9/11 victims by showing the documentary “Beyond Belief” which highlights the lives of two women, Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, who both lost their husbands in the attacks.  The film chronicles their extraordinary journey to rebuild themselves and the lives of women half a world away. Susan Retick and Chancellor Marty Meehan will both be giving introductions.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Chancellor Meehan Speaks at Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council

When: Friday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Wannalancit Mills Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell
What: Chancellor Marty Meehan will be the guest speaker at the Board of Directors Meeting for the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council. 

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Chinese Moon Festival

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where:  Market Mills Courtyard, Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center,
246 Market Street, Lowell
What:  This free event will include live entertainment such Chinese music, dance, KungFu, a fashion show and more.  The festival is co-sponsored by UML, COOL, Middlesex Community College and the National Parks Service.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Higher Education in New England: 21st Century Challenges

When:  Monday, Oct. 1, Noon
Where: O’Leary Library Room 222, 5th floor, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What:  Evan Dobelle, president and CEO of the New England Board of High Education, will speak about the challenges facing higher education.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Honors Fellows Fund-raiser

When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Allen House, Two Solomont Way, UML South, Lowell
What: Contribute to the honors endowment fund for student scholarships
and the honors program for special events while paying tribute to distinguished honorees whose careers embodied the ideals of excellence in education that inspire the UMass Lowell Honors Program.  Tickets are $150 per person, $250 per couple.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature

When:  Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4 and 5
Where: O’Leary Library Room 222, 61 Wilder Street, UML South, Lowell
What: The Jack Kerouac Conference on beat literature is a biennial scholarly conference devoted to the works of Lowell native Jack Kerouac and other beat generation authors, artists, musicians, and film makers.  The keynote speaker will be Matt Theado, who teaches American literature at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. For a complete schedule of events including times and locations, visit www.uml.edu/KerouacConference.

Contact for Media: Jennifer Hanson, Public Affairs, 978-934-3108 or Jennifer_Hanson@uml.edu.

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